The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that Toyota has recalled vehicles for rust issues that could cause car and truck accidents. The latest motor vehicle recall involved Toyota Tacoma pickup trucks, with around 150,000 of them recalled for model years 2001 through 2004.
When it comes to driver criticisms and finger pointing, no other demographic stands out as distinctly as young motorists, who, statistically, lead up virtually every category related to driving deficiency.
In a recent blog post (please see our October 29 entry), we noted the hopes of auto manufacturers that autonomous vehicles -- cars and trucks with accident-avoidance features that assist drivers and actually operate in many instances independently of them -- would begin having a notably salutary effect on curbing car accidents and vehicle-related deaths within a few short years.
We have all heard about the devastation that texting and driving can cause, and some people have experienced it firsthand. In Ohio, it is illegal for residents to text while driving for the purpose of keeping our roads safe and preventing serious car accidents. Those who are caught doing so can face fines and other penalties. What happens, however, if a police officer texts and drives while someone is in their backseat? As was recently discovered in Cuyahoga County, nothing.
A number of states and municipalities across the country employ one driving-enforcement mechanism that has a number of motorists seeing red in more ways than one.
Red decals affixed to the license plates of cars driven by young drivers in one state -- New Jersey -- have been effective in preventing car accidents, according to a new study, but those positive results haven't quieted the criticisms that the new approach infringes upon the constitutional liberties of the drivers and also presents other risks. Some safety regulators are asking whether New Jersey's law should be considered in states across the country, including Ohio.
A recent report on deer-car collisions authored by State Farm insurance company might profitably include a bit of prefatory data relating to Ohio to give its results a truly meaningful measurement for the state.
The Ohio State University campus is always a busy and frenetic place, with thousands of people on the move and engaged in myriad activities within a limited -- though sprawling -- area.
Drivers in Ohio and across the rest of the nation might be interested in the latest NHTSA study that shows projections for fatal car accidents. Estimates are that the traffic fatality rate nationally is headed up, and that's particularly disconcerting because the rate had been going down for the past six years.
The legal minimum drinking age has been a continued subject of debate in Ohio and across the country, with some feeling the minimum age is too restrictive and others believing that the drinking restrictions play an important role in reducing the rate of car accidents and other problems resulting from underage drinking.